The Prepper Journal http://www.theprepperjournal.com Prepping, Survival and Common Sense Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:24:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 How to Overcome the Paralysis of Fearhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/19/how-to-overcome-the-paralysis-of-fear/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/19/how-to-overcome-the-paralysis-of-fear/#comments Thu, 20 Aug 2015 01:24:09 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15444 Written by Egbert Throckmorton on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article has been generously contributed by Egbert who joins the ranks of very experienced professionals who have written guest posts that serve to share their knowledge with the rest of the Prepping community. If you find yourself with something to say and wish to write an article, please get in touch with […]

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Taking Care of Your Armyhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/18/taking-care-of-your-army/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/18/taking-care-of-your-army/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:37:40 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15429 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Many of us have affiliations with larger groups that we expect to depend upon in times of crisis. I am not talking about a support group of Facebook followers consoling you on a bad haircut here; I am talking about your very own survival group. For every person fortunate enough to have groups of friends […]

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How to Siphon Gas from a Carhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/17/siphon-gas-from-a-car/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/17/siphon-gas-from-a-car/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:45:16 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15414 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Have you ever run out of gas? Imagine running out of gas when gas stations are no longer pumping fuel or you are on route to your bug out location after some really bad stuff has gone down. You aren’t able to call AAA anymore and your buddy probably can’t come pick you up. You […]

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Changing How You Think of Resistance to Tyrannyhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/14/changing-how-you-think-of-resistance-to-tyranny/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/14/changing-how-you-think-of-resistance-to-tyranny/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 20:25:12 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15398 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

I think it is fair to say that one aspect of some prepper’s motivational drive to do what we do stems from a desire to resist tyranny. Perhaps I am only seeing what I want to see based on my own personal outlook on life, but I have a lot of anecdotal evidence that backs […]

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Are You a Tactical Traveler?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/13/are-you-a-tactical-traveler/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/13/are-you-a-tactical-traveler/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:17:43 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15389 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Often we think of prepping from our own immediate sphere that we travel inside, the perspective of the relative safety of our homes and local area. We have all of our prepper gear around us or close at hand, nicely organized and stored away, waiting to be called into action to help us survive some […]

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The Risks and Hazards of Bugging Outhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/11/the-risks-and-hazards-of-bugging-out/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/11/the-risks-and-hazards-of-bugging-out/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:30:06 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15362 Written by Bolo on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article is another excellent read that has been generously contributed by Bolo.  Bolo’s latest is a companion piece to his earlier series on knowing when to bug out. One of his motivations for writing this article was a question from a reader named Stephanie. After reading the last series, Stephanie was looking […]

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If You Could Only Have One Survival Item …http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/07/if-you-could-only-have-one-survival-item/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/07/if-you-could-only-have-one-survival-item/#comments Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:58:35 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15340 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Occasionally I am honored with a request from someone writing an article on preparedness or survival,  asking for my opinion on a question they have. In the past, these requests have come from other bloggers who are just starting out or people creating infographics, even newspapers and magazines. The questions are all slightly different but […]

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Prepping Plans: If You’re Reading This, I May Be Deadhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/05/prepping-plans-if-youre-reading-this-i-may-be-dead/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/05/prepping-plans-if-youre-reading-this-i-may-be-dead/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 22:33:47 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15305 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Would your family know what to do in the event of a disaster or SHTF event? Would the prepping supplies you have carefully purchased and stored away help your family survive or would they be unused because nobody knew about them? Not that your family is inept without you, but do they know all of […]

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Should You Join a Militia?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/03/should-you-join-a-militia/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/08/03/should-you-join-a-militia/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:45:54 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15285 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

There is historical basis and precedence for militia. Our forefathers even went so far to plan for the need of a “well-regulated Militia” and outlined this in our Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Their reasoning in my, and countless others minds, was that a militia could one day be “necessary to the security […]

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3 Survival Commands Your Dog Should Knowhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/29/3-survival-commands-your-dog-should-know/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/29/3-survival-commands-your-dog-should-know/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:15 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15254 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Not only is your dog a good companion, but he or she could potentially save your life in a survival situation. With the proper training, you can transform your cuddly puppy into a smart, disciplined survivalist. Training takes time and patience but there are some commands you can teach your dog that could help you […]

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‘X’ Marks the Spot: Free Software Helps Map Your Future Homesteadhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/28/free-software-map-your-future-homestead/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/28/free-software-map-your-future-homestead/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:02:02 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15231 Written by Matt Sevald on The Prepper Journal.

Editors Note: The following guest article has been generously contributed by Matt Sevald. Matt has created a unique mapping extension for Google Earth that as he explains below will allow preppers to search for their perfect future homestead site with information Matt has compiled on various threats. This is a powerful tool that Matt has […]

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How Much Money Do You Have in Your Bug out Bag?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/27/how-much-money-in-your-bug-out-bag/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:59:09 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15202 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

The bottom just dropped out all of your warning triggers are telling you that it’s time to pack everyone into the family bug out mobile and leave town before it gets worse. Much worse. You thought ahead which is fortunate for you and your family. You have a vehicle adequately equipped for the journey to […]

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Survival Fishing Kit: Worth the Time or Useless Gear?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/24/survival-fishing-kit-worth-the-time-or-useless-gear/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:32:00 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15175 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Imagine a gathering of 10,000 preppers at a convention somewhere in the heart of Las Vegas and at that convention every single prepper had brought their own fully stocked bug out bag. The same bug out bags that each person had diligently packed using checklists gleaned from various prepping blogs, YouTube videos and their own […]

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The Day After The End of The Worldhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/22/the-day-after-the-end-of-the-world/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/22/the-day-after-the-end-of-the-world/#comments Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:30:39 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15148 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

We spend a lot of time on the Prepper Journal discussing the steps you need to take to prepare for some horrible event occurring in your lifetime. This could be as simple as a loss of a job or more serious and life threatening like a hurricane,wildfire or tornado. The steps you need to take […]

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Vehicle EDC Gear List: Don’t Leave the Driveway Without Ithttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/21/vehicle-edc-gear-list/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/21/vehicle-edc-gear-list/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:55:32 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15138 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Your EDC gear that you carry daily can be used in millions of ways. It could be something as trivial as having a light to shine into a dark room for greater visibility or as serious as a weapon to defend your life or the lives of others. We carry and advocate EDC (Every Day […]

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Don’t Fall Victim to Condition Oblivioushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/20/dont-fall-victim-to-condition-oblivious/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/20/dont-fall-victim-to-condition-oblivious/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 13:36:27 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15115 Written by Egbert Throckmorton on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by another one of our readers, Egbert who normally joins the discussion in the comments section of our articles but has today taken center stage as the author of this post. Egbert shares his experiences with fear, victims and the predators who use these to their advantage and […]

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Should You Buy an Air Rifle for Survival?http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/16/should-you-buy-an-air-rifle-for-survival/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/16/should-you-buy-an-air-rifle-for-survival/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:13:50 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15075 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Many times through the years I have stumbled into prepper articles or discussions about the best firearms to have for SHTF. There are always different perspectives and I myself have shared my own opinions about what I think are the top 5 firearms every prepper should have. Naturally this assumes firearms are available to you […]

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Big Savings on Prepping Supplies Todayhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/big-savings-on-prepping-supplies-today/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/big-savings-on-prepping-supplies-today/#comments Wed, 15 Jul 2015 03:55:14 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15043 Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.

Prime Day is a one-day shopping event on Amazon that takes place today -July 15, 2015, and they are advertising “more deals than Black Friday”. Prime members can shop exclusive deals from electronics, clothing, patio, lawn and garden, sports and outdoor items and more. If you are a member of Prime and have been looking […]

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5 Ways To Survive With Only a Lighterhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/5-ways-to-survive-with-only-a-lighter/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/14/5-ways-to-survive-with-only-a-lighter/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:00:13 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15035 Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This post was generously contributed by Gary with Survive Worldwide  – Survival Gear and Tips. Gary shares the importance of a source of flame in your prepping plans with 5 ways to survive with only a lighter. Perhaps the single most useful tool for someone to have in a survival situation is a […]

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DIY Water Well in a Dayhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/13/diy-water-well-in-a-day/ http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2015/07/13/diy-water-well-in-a-day/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:38:40 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=15026 Written by Linda Holliday on The Prepper Journal.

Editor’s Note: This article was generously contributed by Linda Holliday. Water is at the top of any prepper’s list of items to have on hand but without stores of water or the convenience of freely flowing tap water, finding and treating water could be difficult. In a crisis, not having water could be deadly. Linda […]

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